PSHE & Relationships Education
Relationships Education became a statutory subject in all primary schools from September 2020. At St. Wilfrid's we teach the compulsory Relationships learning objectives within a wider programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly
on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment,
children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and
social lives in a positive way.
The aim of Relationships and PSHE is to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.
Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for both parents and educators is
children’s happiness. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges and needing extra
support in this area. The content of this subject will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and
receive support if problems arise.
At St. Wilfrid's, we value PSHE and Relationships, teaching pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We want our children to learn how to understand and regulate their feelings and to know what it means to be kind, honest and responsible members of their community. Safety is of utmost importance as are increasing skills of independence and resilience. We want all of our children to stay healthy, safe and respectful of others and the environment.
Our PSHE and Relationships curriculum is taught using the ‘SCARF’ Coram Education programme of study which covers all objectives in the Relationships statutory guidance. We start this programme in F2 and continue it through school to the end of Year 6. Knowledge is revisited and built upon throughout the primary age range, enabling children to recap and reflect on previous learning. SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship and is taught in half termly units. These units are planned to link in with pupils' needs at different points in the year, school events and our school values. (see below link for whole school overview)
Our lessons promote a range of discussion topics and teaching styles such as circle time activities, role play, decision making and sharing of opinions and experiences with the class.
Alongside this scheme of learning we take part in National events such as Anti-Bullying week and Children's Mental Health week. We also enhance the scheme by accessing other excellent PSHE & Relationships programmes including DAaRT ( Drug, Alcohol and Resilience Training) in Year 6 and The AREP (Anti-Racism Education Programme).
OUR SCHOOL VALUES
Kindness, Love, Respect, Faith, Resilience, Joy